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Tuesday's Swim Report - Believe In Swimmers & Other Swim Bits #Boston2024

Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "World Winter Swimming Championships: cold, tough – but what a buzz. It’s the biggest winter swimming event in the world – and our writer braved the sub-zero temperatures to see if he had the right stuff."

Lane 2 - Boston 2024 posts "#Boston2024 Olympics Video: Believe in Boston. Join the #Boston2024 movement! To learn more and share your feedback, go to www.2024boston.org and follow us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/boston2024 | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boston2024 | Instagram:http://instagram.com/boston2024"

Lane 3 - US Masters Swimming posts "Afraid to Try A Swim Meet? Dive in! It’s easier than you think and lots of fun. Let’s be honest: Masters Swimming is the best activity around. However, there are a lot of swimmers out there who don't take advantage of everything the sport has to offer. If you’ve never swum in a meet before, you’re missing out on a huge part of the sport."

Lane 4 - Sports Mole posts "British swimmer Ben Proud aims to "conquer" short course events. British swimmer Ben Proud believes that he needs to "work on" perfecting his short course strengths following an impressive season in the pool. The 20-year-old ended the summer as a Commonwealth champion, and while he failed to medal at the FINA World Championships in Doha last month, the swimmer earned some personal bests."

Lane 5 - Channel News Asia posts "Tao Li opts out of centralised national training squad. Tao Li has opted out of the national training centre squad under Singapore’s new swimming head coach Sergio Lopez, and will instead train in Hubei to prepare for June’s SEA Games on home soil."

Lane 6 - The Tennessean posts "Olympian swimmers to teach area students. Olympic gold medal swimmer Rebecca Soni and world-record swimmer Ariana Kukors will speak to swim team members on two occasions: 6 p.m. Thursday at Lebanon City Hall and 4 p.m. Saturday at Sea Star Swim School in Hendersonville."

Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Reach Full Extension."

Lane 8 - Outsports posts "Out college swimmer invites LGBT athletes to come out. "You may not have realized it yet, but we need your help. Each one of us, even those who haven't come out yet, is a unique piece of the LGBT sports movement. Being in the closet is like benching your best self. We need you first-string, because no one else can play your position."

Sunday's Swim Report - The Classic Speedo & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - NY Times posts (w/video) "A New Yorker Faces His Phobia, One Stroke at a Time. With Intensive Swim Lessons, a Man Attacks His Fear of Water."

Eamon_sullivan_DWTSLane 2 - The West Australian posts "Eamon Sullivan to star on DWTS. ust weeks after announcing his retirement from competitive swimming, WA sport star Eamon Sullivan is preparing to take the plunge on Dancing with the Stars."

Lane 3 - The Huffington Post has "Your Classic Speedo Started Off As Something Much More Risqué. The company, which was founded by Alexander MacRae, a Scot living in Australia, started as a factory that produced socks during World War I. It wasn't until 1928 that they began making swimwear and produced the first non-wool suit (can you believe swimsuits used to be made out of wool?!). And while you may think that the bikini caused controversy when it came on the scene, when Speedo first introduced the racerback suit in the late 1920s, it was banned on many beaches because it showed so much shoulder."

Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "'I don't even wear my wedding ring': Michael Klim's wife Lindy says she shuns well-heeled lifestyle in Bali as she fears being 'robbed'. She's a successful model and savvy business woman with her own lifestyle brand Milk & Co. But Lindy Klim, wife of Olympic swimmer Michael, says the prosperous Australian power couple who split their time between Bali and Melbourne, play down their glamorous lifestyle when at home on the tropical island."

Lane 5 - Juice Plus posts "Ariana Kukors and Rebecca Soni OWN IT - Juice Plus+®."

Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "Lewis Pugh: The world's leading cold-water swimmer on pain, the plight of the penguins and taking time over tea."

Tuesday's Swim Report - The Bad Girl of Swimming & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1- KFYR5 posts "Olympic Swimmer Visits New Rec Center. This past weekend was the grand opening of the brand new Williston Recreation Center. On Saturday, the lap pool was opened and the 2012 800 meter Olympic champion, Katie Ledecky, came to swim the first lap in the pool dedicated to her grandfather Edward Hagan."

Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "Trials SwimFan - Pre-Race Routines."

Lane 3 - Herald Sun posts "Why Cate Campbell plans to model herself on the leadership example set by Grant Hackett. CATE Campbell will never forget how Grant Hackett reached out to her at her loneliest moment and it’s why she now models herself on the former Australian swim star."

Lane 4 - Las Vegas Review-Journal posts (w/video) "Olympic swimmers drop in on local kids’ practice. This is a video my colleague Keith Rogers shot at Las Vegas Swim Club practice on Tuesday. It shows world class swimmers Rebecca Soni and Ariana Kukors talking to the swimming kids at the Pavilion Center community pool near Palo Verde High. (Keith’s son Bryce is on the swim team.)"

Lane 5 - The Courier posts "Kylie Palmer’s going the whole hog on the ride of her life that could end at 2016 Rio Olympics. KYLIE Palmer kept this bad boy a secret for months because she was too afraid of what her teammates might think. The Olympic gold medallist became the wild child of Australian swimming last November when she succumbed to her long obsession and bought a Honda CBR 500 motorcycle."

Lane 6 - Courier Mail posts "Alicia Coutts motivated and ready ahead of Commonwealth Games trials."

Lane 7 - Bloomberg TV posts "Great Barrier Reef Under Threat by Coal Industry. Shipping in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is expected to triple over the next 15 years, and is renewing the debate about commerce versus conservation. The argument sets Australia's resource sector against the fate of one of the world's greatest living treasures. Paul Allen reports."

Lane 8 - SCVnews posts "SCV-based AMG Scoops Up Multimillion Dollar Projects. AMG’s ability to take on new challenges in seemingly record time and accomplish them like champions is due in no small part to the strength of its leadership team, which includes former Olympian Tryggvi Helgason, AMG’s Manager of Procurement. A member of Iceland’s 1984 Olympic Swim Team, Helgason found the ideal marriage of his passions for swimming, construction, and beautiful weather at AMG. Helgason’s drive to compete and win has never wavered, and he is currently ranked among the Top 10 internationally in three Masters Swimming events—100m Butterfly Men Short Course, 200m Breaststroke Men Short Course, and 200m Breaststroke Men Long Course. Helgason works out daily with U.S. Masters Swimming teammate Giacomazzi at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, another of AMG’s landmark project."

Saturday's Swim Report - Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Eddie Moses, Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy & More Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune posts "Q&A with six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni. I had the chance to sit down with Rebecca Soni for an interview Thursday morning before Soni spoke at the Women’s Intersport Network for Columbia awards luncheon at Columbia College."

Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "Trials SwimFan Skill Session Saturday - Canberra."

Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Oh jeah! Ryan Lochte displays his impressive six pack as he poses in Ryan_lochte_speedo_2014just a tiny pair of Speedos. Dream team: Ryan joined fellow swimmers Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Eddie Moses, Natalie Coughlin, and Jessica Hardy on the shoot for Speedo."

Lane 4 - WDEL 1150AM posts (w/video) "Olympic Gold Medalist speaks to Wilm. youth.  Kids in the Walnut Street YMCA's Water Wise program got to hold a real Olympic Gold Medal as part of a special presentation. Eric Shanteau was part of the winning 4 by 100 relay swim team in London two years ago, and while the kids' eyes lit up at the sight and feel of a surprisingly heavy gold medal, Shanteau was also looking to pass along the importance of being safe near the water."

Lane 5 - - Alijazeera America posts "Meet the Syrian Olympian paying his own way to Rio. The headline still upsets the California lifeguard with the giant hands. “Azad al-Barazi: Swimming for Assad.” In the weeks before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Azad al-Barazi, a Saudi-born, California-raised Olympic swimmer of Syrian descent, was labeled as something else: The Olympian competing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Usually patient and steadfast, the line tweaked the apolitical al-Barazi. Assad is not – and never has been – motivation for al-Barazi, now 26. In fact, he doesn’t even like him. “I can say this to you right now, because I live in the U.S.: I’m not with [Assad] at all,” he said. “We don’t like him at all. It’s nice being in the U.S. and being able to say that.” He pauses before finishing his thought: “In Syria, I’d be killed.

Lane 6 - USC Trojans posts "USC Holds Grand Opening For Uytengsu Aquatics Center. Trojans then host first ever meet at new facility against Utah. Less than a year and half after its groundbreaking, USC held the grand opening of the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Friday (Feb. 21) and celebrated the historic day with the first competition at the new facility, a six-event abbreviated meet against Utah to be followed by a full schedule Saturday at noon. Making up the close to 1,000 in attendance were many former swimmers, divers and water polo players, including former NCAA title winners and Olympic gold medalists Rebecca Soni, Kaitlin Sandeno and Lenny Krayzelburg."

Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Breaststroke - Sweep In to Air. This week's drill is really about a question, do you go to air in breaststroke when the hands are sweeping out, or when the hands are sweeping in?"

Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Charlotte Dawson found dead in her inner-Sydney home. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances around the death of the former judge of Australia’s Next Top Model. She had been married to the former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller."

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Thursday's Swim Report - Super Heroes & Other Swim BIts

Lane 1 - The Mirror posts "Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe 'admitted to rehab in battle against depression and booze'.  Australia’s greatest Olympian - dubbed The Thorpedo - is said to have checked into hospital.  Family members revealed the 31-year-old had hurt himself in a fall at his parents’ home in Sydney before seeking medical help."

Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series - Live on ONE - Friday and Saturday."

Lane 3 - ESPN posts "Olympian Rebecca Soni retires.  Six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni retired from swimming Thursday.  The 26-year-old American plans to launch a new lifestyle company and blog instead of making an attempt at her third Olympics."

Lane 4 - ABC posts "Alicia Coutts aims for Rio Olympic after wedding plan setback.  Australian swim star Alicia Coutts is set to swim on to the Rio Olympics, and it is all thanks to her wedding venue being booked out.  Coutts had initially planned to marry her fiancee Steve this year, with the pair floating the prospect of having kids next year."

Lane 5 - The Telegraph posts "Swimming Australia fast off the blocks to improve domestic scene by adding new meets.  SWIMMING Australia plans to introduce an annual "summer of swimming'' to boost high performance and maintain the sport's prominence between major international events.  Wary of slipping off the radar between Olympics and world championships, Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson said there needed to be more elite competitions at home to generate interest."

Lane 6 - TRX posts "Winter Gardening Tips.  In Week 4 of this five-week healthy living series, 12-time Olympic Medalist, 20-time World Medalist and World Record Holder Natalie Coughlin provides useful gardening tips to help you grow your own herbs and vegetables—even in the dead cold of winter. Use this video to make your 2014 healthy-eating resolutions take root and bloom."

Lane 7 - Sunrise on 7 posts " McArdel going for record swim attempt.  Marathon swimmer Chloe McArdel is set make world history in an attempt to swim the equivalent of one-and-a-half times the English Channel. She chats to Sunrise about the challenge."

Lane 8 - LA Times posts "Paley Center to house 50 years of Olympics TV coverage.  Want to relive the 1980 Miracle on Ice or see Mark Spitz swim into the record books?  Now you can, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Paley Center for Media that will make more than 1,300 hours of Olympic footage available to the public."

Monday's Swim Report - Every Month Is Go Swim Month

Lane 1 - San Antonio Express-News posts "San Antonio hopes to host U.S. swimming championships.  Officials are in discussion to bring three major meets to the Northside Swim Center in 2015, including the U.S. senior nationals.  The senior nationals would include former Olympians and top-level hopefuls for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  The meets would include a U.S. Masters event for older swimmers in April 2015, followed by the senior and junior nationals in August of that year."

Lane 2 - Mail Online posts "Incredible underwater headphones that transmit music to swimmers' ears by vibrating sound through their cheekbones.  A waterproof mp3 player streams the music which resonates through the bones and into the highly sensitive cochlea part of the ear.  The Finis_neptuneheadphones take inspiration from a 1970s product which transmitted music through the collarbone in the same way. 'Neptune has been a real hit with recreational swimmers, and it can store 1,000 songs so the user will run out of energy long before they run out of music."

Lane 3 - Inside The Games posts "Swimmers ready to make a splash for the second GO Swim Month in Australia.  The second annual GO Swim Month run by Swimming Australia is set to get underway next Tuesday (October 1) as the governing body launches its national campaign to get more youngsters into the pool."

Lane 4 - Straits Times posts "Olympic champ due in S'pore for short-course World Cup.  TOP-CLASS swimming returns to Singapore in November with the Fina short-course World Cup meeting.  Rising stars such as triple Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo and the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, dubbed the "Iron Lady" for entering multiple events, have confirmed their attendance for the Nov 5-6 showpiece at the Singapore Sports School."

Lane 5 - ITV News posts "World swimming champion Mark Foster takes on new challenge.  A host of swimming stars are joining Londoners to back in the pool for the final weekend of this year's British Gas SwimBritain.  London Fields Lido will be hosting the finale of a series of 10 SwimBritain events that have been taking place across the country, with six-time world champion Mark Foster, diver Nick Robinson-Baker and Olympic bronze medallist Cassie Patten taking to the water alongside nearly 500 London swimmers."

Lane 6 - Darien News posts "Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Soni spends day with Darien YMCA Piranhas.   It's not every day a three-time Olympic gold medalist breezes through town. It's even more of a rarity to be taught by one, so the members of the Darien YMCA Piranhas weren't about to miss the chance to hit the pool with Rebecca Soni on Saturday at the Darien YMCA."

Lane 7- Bondi Rescue posts "Man Drops Unconscious | Best of Bondi Rescue."

Lane 8 - The Australian posts "Swim team better off without me, says Leigh Nugent.  AS Swimming Australia prepares to announce a new head coach for the national team, former team leader Leigh Nugent has emerged from a three-month exile declaring the team could not have gone forward with him."

Friday's Swim Report - Red, White and Speedo

Lane 1 - The Monitor posts "Advice from an Olympian that is golden.  There was a moment during a swim clinic last week in McAllen, given by Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni, that 14-year-old Ina Te will never forget.  Granted, it lasted for all of 30 seconds, but Ina was asked by the two-time gold medalist and world record holder to demonstrate a breaststroke drill for the other 150 young swimmers."

Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Speedo Advisors | How to mentally get into the right mindset to achieve swim fitness goal.  How to mentally get into the right mindset to achieve swim fitness goal by Julie Johnston."

Lane 3 - CBS DC posts "Navy Swim Team Recreates Marine Corps Memorial at Bottom of Pool.  ty-eight years later, a photo of the U.S. Naval Academy swimming and diving team paying Navy_flaghomage to the unforgettable moment in a profound and unique way is creating massive buzz on social media."

Lane 4 - ABC News posts "Olympic Swimming Champ Britta Steffen Retires.   Two-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Britta Steffen of Germany has announced her retirement.  The 29-year-old Steffen won the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  She says in a statement Friday that she is ending her career "in the knowledge of being one of the best in the world."

Lane 5 - The Canberra Times posts "Nugent's final word.  Former Australian swimming coach Leigh Nugent has no desire to return to the job.  Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears'' and has no desire to return to the job he resigned from in March after a disastrous London Olympic Games."

Lane 6 - The Boston Globe posts "Brandon Bass is diving in.  To help Boys & Girls Club inspire city youths, Celtics forward learning how to swim.  Heading into his third season as a member of the Boston Celtics, Brandon Bass is in top physical shape. At 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds, he is nothing but muscle and can shoot, block, rebound, and steal the ball with the best of them.  But there’s one thing that 6-year-old Brandon Bass Jr. can beat his daddy at: swimming."

Lane 7 - Swim Mac Carolina posts "Coach David Marsh Backstroke Turn Tip.  Here's a great way to work on staying connected into your backstroke turn."

Lane 8 - The Washington Post has "Studio Theatre’s ‘Red Speedo’ tests the waters on a current issue: doping.  Why so much huffing and puffing about performance-enhancing drugs? “Red Speedo,” the new play premiering at the Studio Theatre, wants to know.  “There are people who will never be good at baseball just because of how their bodies are built,” playwright Lucas Hnath (pronounced “Nayth”) said. “So being outraged at performance-enhancing drugs just seems to me to be fundamentally illogical.”  Hnath, a Florida-raised 33-year-old who sometimes swims twice a day, has the longish hair and slow, soft speech of a surfer. He has written a poolside drama about a swimmer who is pretty sure he can’t win if he’s not juiced."

Sunday's Swim Report - Meet The Kings And Queens Of The Swimming Universe

Lane 1 - The San Luis Obispo Tribune posts "Olympic star Missy Franklin makes Cal debut at Cal Poly swim meet.  So, Franklin’s college swimming career began Friday for Cal, and it kicked off in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly’s King and Queen of the Pool meet."

Lane 2 - Aqualillies posts "Trying on Esther Williams' swimsuits.  Aqualillies at Esther Williams' house trying on suits from her collection."

Lane 3 - M Live posts "Davis Tarwater, Kara Lynn Joyce bring Olympic medals, experience to help Saginaw youth swimmers.  Davis Tarwater watched, just one of the many, as the four members of the United States 800-meter freestyle accepted their gold medals and listened to the Davis_tarwater_swim_tournational anthem at the 2012 London Olympics.  But the former University of Michigan swimmer knew that there were more than four swimmers and more than four gold medals.  Tarwater brought his gold medal to Heritage High School for the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour, a swim clinic Saturday that attracted 54 swimmers, ages 6 to 16."

Lane 4 - The Monitor posts "Olympian Soni makes impact on Valley swimmers.  On Saturday, Soni emphasized having fun and fundamentals. She implored her students to swim through their core, wade with the proper hand movements and fall forward in the water while not scrunching the shoulders.  Every September, McAllen Memorial swim coach Roxanne Balducci and the McAllen Swim Club bring in a prominent swimmer or coach to host a clinic. In previous years, Ricky Berens, Chloe Sutton, Brendan Hansen and Eddie Reese have made the trek."

Lane 5 - M Live posts "Olympic swimmers visit East Grand Rapids: 'We just want them to see the dreams that are in front of them'.   Olympic medal winning swimmers Brendan Hansen and Kim Vandenberg have competed all around the world and have shined in the sport’s biggest and hottest spotlights.  The two agreed Saturday that the pools that they are most comfortable in, though, are the ones in which they are teaching children how to best follow their own dreams.  The East Grand Rapids Waves Swim Club hosted the Mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinic on Tracy_plungeSaturday at EGR High School, and Hansen and Vandenberg were guests. The two worked with over 100 children, providing instruction on performance techniques."

Lane 6 - Tracy Press posts "Of swimming pools past, future.  I tuned in the City Council meeting Tuesday night on Channel 26 and watched and listened to the discussion of what kind of an aquatic center could eventually wind up in Tracy.  And as several members of the council indicated, the discussion has gone on a long, long time without any decision being made to move the process along toward actual development.  The Tracy Plunge, shown in 1954, was a busy place during the summer months from its opening in 1931 through 1986, when it was closed with the opening of the community swimming pool — later named for Recreation Director Joe Wilson — in Dr. Powers Park."

Lane 7 - The Race Club posts "Fast Swimming Techniques - Flip Turn - The Flip.  In our second part of Fast Swimming Techniques Video Series on Flip Turns, Gary Hall Sr discusses 3 common mistakes made during the Flipturn along with swimming drills that can improve your own swim training program. Learn innovative swimming drills for the flipturn and know the proper position of the head, arms and feet. The Flipturn is the part of the Race where there is the greatest opportunity to gain on your competitors so take notes!"

Lane 8 - Timothy Dansie posts (w/video) "Video Letter/Vlog to my family back home during my trip to IGLA in Seattle for Water Polo. Seattle is an amazing city I never expected to visit but glad glad I took the chance to.  Big thanks to the IGLA organisers for a great event, all the polo teams for awesome games, À Contre-Courant for all their support, Mark our coach for be so positive no matter what and our extra players Kevin and Gareth for saving our asses."

Wednesday's Swim Report: When Is Celebrity Swimming Gonna Air? That's Gonna Be A Real Splash!

Lane 1 - Indianapolis Business Journal posts "Indianapolis loses bid to host 2016 Olympic swim trials in stadium.  Indianapolis has been eliminated as a candidate to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, the Indiana Sports Corp. announced Tuesday afternoon. Colorado-based USA Swimming cited challenges with the facility for turning down the bid."

Lane 2 - China Daily posts "Sink or swim.  Zhejiang Satellite TV based in Hangzhou has bought the copyright of the Dutch reality show Celebrity Splash, in which stars learn how to dive.  The Chinese version will work with Zhou Jihong, director of China's National Diving Team, and Tian Liang, a former Olympic champion."

Lane 3 - Thanyapura Phuket posts via youtube "Thanyapura Video: Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo."

Lane 4 - LA Times posts "Swimmer Rebecca Soni's Olympic heroics have a (painful) back story.  When Rebecca Soni took down one of the hallowed barriers in swimming — becoming the first woman to go under 2 minutes and 20 seconds in the 200-meter breaststroke — the moment resonated on multiple levels.  Few outside her inner circle knew that the six-time Olympic medalist Soni was managing a painful back condition, and she didn’t find out the true extent of it until after the Olympics."

Lane 5 - Alabama.com posts "Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones to visit Alabama A&M University, host free swim clinics.  Jones is scheduled to be at Alabama A&M University beginning at noon on Thursday, April 18, meeting with students and local dignitaries, signing autographs and posing for pictures."

Lane 6 - Aljazeera posts "Disabled swimmers make a splash in Kabul.  Afghanistan's largest indoor swimming pool is helping youths, including those with no arms, learn to enjoy the water."